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Sep 29, 2010 12:00am PDT
join us to discuss her ordeal and her campaign to free the other hikers, her fiancÉ shane bauer and joshua fattal remain in jail and iran. appalachia rising. over 100 arrested outside the white house protesting mountaintop removal. the israeli navy detained a boat carrying nine jewish activists attempting to break the gaza blockade. israel has resumed some of building in the west bank. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the c.i.a. has drastically increased bombing campaign in the mountains of pakistan in recent weeks. according to the new york times" the cia has launched at let 20 attacks with armed drone aircraft so far in september, the most ever during a single month. according to one pakistani intelligence official, the recent drone attacks of not killed any senior taliban or al qaeda leaders. many senior operatives have already fled the region to escape the c.i.a. drone campaign. mean what come u.s. apache attack helicopters have carried out at least three airstrikes inside pakistan in recent da
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm PDT
say which of the three, shane bauer, josh fattal, or sarah shourd would be released saturday. it's believed that it will be sarah shourd because of her health issues. they report she discover add lump in her breast. we talked to a friend of shane bauer in the last hour. he said while he want them all to come home, he believes shane and josh would want sarah home first. >> well, absolutely, i mean,ic that josh and shane would say the same thing. i know them. i know what people they are. when one person is facing a life threatening illness, the other two will do whatever they can to support that person's need to get health care and all sarah's friends, family, and the other families, too, they understand that this really could be a life and death situation right now if she does not get treatment right away. >> reporter: today the mothers of the three hikers issued this statement, we have seen the news reports and are seeking further information. we hope and pray that the reports are true and that this signals the end of all three of our children's long and difficult detention. shane,
PBS
Sep 15, 2010 12:30am PDT
iran alone. her two fellow hikers, shane bauer and josh fattal remain in prison. the president announced sarah's release, and said that they hoped to receive shane and josh and other american's freedom. >> and all my efforts starting today will help procure the same freedom for my fiance, shane bauer and my friend, josh fattal. >> they were filmed in may when their mothers were allowed a brief visit. they have had to rely on switzerland to help get sarah shourd out of jail. the two were hiking near the border of iran. the iranian government said that the three crossed illegally. it saw value in holding them and now sees value in letting one free. >> the president needed some publicity to show that the american people he is less fund anltal than others think and someone that the united states can do business with. >> sarah's shourd release is still clear that they must release the two hikers that remain. >> the u.s. assistant secretary of state says it's possible that the release of sarah shourd is linked to the president's visit to the united nations. >> he will come to the gen
CW
Sep 19, 2010 10:00pm PDT
fiancee, shane bauer and fattal. the two were arrested in 2009, charged with spying. >> it is time to clear up the misunderstanding that led to going to prison. >> reporter: she used the news conference to explain she and shane bauer had jobs in sir, and went hiking with fattal. >> we committed no crimes, and we're no spies. >> reporter: the president attended a seminar. mahmoud ahmadinejad says that it was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> the u.s. should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who are illegally arrested and detained here. >> reporter: the mothers wouldn't comment on that but requested a meeting with the iranian president to appeal for their sons' freedom. >> i love him so much and i want him home for his father, for his brother, for his grandparents. >> reporter: these families say with sarah shourd now in their arms, they are working even harder to bring shane bauer and fattal home. >> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york tonight preparing to address the u.n. general assembly. he met today with the council. t
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
woman tonight after more than a year in an iranian prison, even while her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal remain behind bars. not quite home, but reunited with her mother and uncle. after an international rescue as dramatic as her capture 14 months ago. when the three hikers say they accidently crossed an unmarked border into iran. pale and thin after her ordeal, sarah shourd said she was grateful even to iran for letting her go. >> i want to really offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all the governments, all the people who have been involved and especially particularly want to address president ahmadinejad and the iranian officials that have really just leaders and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: but in a carefully staged interview with an adviser to president ahmadinejad, shourd pointedly appealed for the release of her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal, both 28 years old. >> i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it's done for me and my first priority is to help my fiance shane bauer and my friend josh fattal to gain
CNN
Sep 19, 2010 2:00pm EDT
to leave behind her companions, her fiance, shane bauer, and josh fatal. she will not be taking any questions, that's what we're being told. but the mothers of shane bauer and josh fattal will be answering questions. freedom for her came with a price. she had to leave behind her companions, of course, and she is leaving with a serious potential health problem, because her daughter found a lump in one of her breasts. there is also another kind of price. $500,000 in bail was paid in order to get her released from that iranian prison. we do believe she will be sticking to a prepared statement, much like she did in oman on saturday. >> your country, with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet smell of sandalwood, and the chance to stand by the ocean, listeninging to the waves. i think the good, hospitable people of oman for your support and ask you to please, please extend your prayers to my fiance shane, and my friend josh. in shallah, they will soon be free. >> that means in arabic, god willing this he will about free. the timing of the release may or play not be accidental in term
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 5:30pm PDT
shane bauer, for illegally entering the country. today, their lawyer was allowed to meet them for the first time since their arrest 14 months ago, saying, despite everything, they were all in high spirits. "i'm hoping to get all of them released on bail," he said. for now, though, shourd will be leaving behind her fiance, shane bauer and good friend josh fattal. president mahmoud ahmadinejad personally lobbied for her freedom, only to be subtled by the yjudiciary, which first delayed her release, then aided the bail demand. >> we're hopeful and encouraged by this news, but there have been starts and stops in this before, and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> reporter: she's being released on bail. will she be pressured to return for the trial? >> i'm sure it will weigh heavily on her, if they do ask for her to come back. nobody wants to think that two people's lives depend on them returning to a country. >> reporter: one thing u.s. officials insist is that any bail money is not coming from the u.s. government. still, shourd's lawyer says the rele
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
help my fiancee josh fattal and my friend shane bauer. >> bail was paid yesterday but it is not yet clear who paid it. u.s. officials are calling for the release of shane bauer and josh fattal. showered was with them in iraq when they strayed across the unmarked border. >>> a scare turned out to be a false alarm but a bill is currently making its way through the french parliament. it would ban face coverings islamic veils in public. no one claimed responsibility yet for the bomb threat. >>> a wildfire continues to burn out of control in northern colorado. strong, gusty winds could pose a problem for firefighters trying to put out the fire in loveland. it burned more than 700 acres of dry brush and trees and prompted several evacuations. some families were allowed to check on their homes. they believe the fire was started over the weekend by two people burning leaves and tree branches at a home. >>> 4:51 is the time. here's tom. >> good morning. >> good morning. we have parched conditions here. we need some rain. there's a smal chance of maybe some rain after sunset thursday night. b
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
behind her fiance, shane bauer and good friend shgtz josh fattal. the president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, lobbied for her freedom, only to be scuttled. >> we're hopeful and encouraged by this news, but there have been starts and stops in this before, and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> reporter: she's being released on bail. will she be pressured to return for the trial? >> i'm sure it will weigh heavily on her, if they do ask for her to come back. nobody wants to think that two people's lives depend on them returning to a country. >> reporter: one thing u.s. officials insist is that any bail money is not coming from the u.s. government. still, shourd's lawyer says the release is likely to happen tomorrow. dan? >> thanks, jim. >>> in chile, the 33 miners trapped for more than five weeks are now getting some amenities most of us take for granted. electricity, water, fiber on tick communications and fresh air. the ventilation has improved so much that the miners are allowed to smoke cigarettes. they will be sent two packs a day to share. >>> all sum
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm PDT
border from iraq are still being held. >> my first priority is to help my fiance, shane bauer and my friend, josh fattal to gain their free he dom because they don't deserve to be in prison anymore. >> there is no indication from the iranian government that either of those men will be set free any time soon. the government says they will continue to be held in pretrial detention much the u.s. state department called the release. >> the release of sarah shourd demonstrates iranian authorities have the aity to resolve these cases if they choose. iranian authorities made the decision to release sarah shourd. we hope they will make the same decision regarding josh fattal and shane bauer as soon as possible. >> who paid the half million bail for shourd's release is unclear. apparently, it was wired to a bank in oman because of u.s. sanctions against iran. it is also not clear exactly when shourd and her relatives will return to the united states, presumably to the los angeles area where she grew up. one u.s. official is quoted asz saying she will be in oman for at least a day. stay with n
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm EDT
locked up in the prison. sarah shourd, shane bauer and josh fattal were arrested for allegedly crossing the border into iran while hiking in iraq. they were accused of espionage but never faced trial until this week. >> we hope they will make the same decision regarding josh fattal and shane bauer as soon as possible. >> reporter: their lawyer told abc news he's optimistic that this movement in the case means they will all be coming home soon. abc news, dubai. >>> a look at news around the nation takes us to california where a four-runner plowed into a vw bug outside of a liquor store. you can see the impact from inside the store crushing the front counter and shoving the vw into the storefront. seconds before police say the suv driver the bicyclist lost control and died at the scene. the mother and daughter in the vw weren't hurt. the driver of the suv taken into custody, no charges have been filed yet. >>> an apology will get you far. ask azteca reporter ines sainz. she got a call from the new york jets to say i'm sorry. this came after allegations she was harassed by jets personnel a
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am PDT
private plane to greet her mother in oman. she had to leave behind her fiance, shane bauer, and friend josh fattal who remain behind bars in iran. we turn to the deputy spokesman for near eastern affairs at the state department. we thank you for joining us this morning. >> oh, thank you for having me. >> now, america has very strict rules regarding the transfer of money abroad. in this case america doesn't allow money to be transferred to the iranian government and those who serve as the go-between can actually be prosecuted. but we also understand oman was involved in this process somewhat. where did that money come from, do we know, and exactly how was it transferred? >> well, as you know the iranians released sarah shourd yesterday morning, and we can't be happier. we're very pleased that she has been released finally after a year of detention, a little over a year. one can only imagine the grief and the heartache that the family has experienced. at the same time, we thank the omanis and the swiss who through their diligent efforts helped to secure this release. while i can't
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2010 1:00pm EDT
shane bauer and for my friend josh fattal because i can't enjoy my freedom without them. they should be standing here with me. they deserve -- they don't deserve to be in prison a minute longer than i do. >> gives me the chills hearing that. that's sarah shourd that woke up today a free woman in oman after a tearful reunion with her mother. she is appealing directly to iran to extend the same compassion shown to her unto to josh fattal and fiancee shane bauer. josh and shane's detention publicly extended at least for another two months. all three are now officially charged with espionage. nbc's jim mecida live in london. jim, let's start first with details of sarah's release. have we learned anymore today? >> reporter: hi, norah. we don't know a lot more. today at least we have heard from teheran's chief prosecutor saying that the announce of the bail believed to be, and i repeat believed to be $500,000 also not officially confirmed and will arrive later this week in oman proper after muslim holidays. who actually paid the bail money, that's still unclear but omani officials anonymously
CNN
Sep 19, 2010 4:00pm EDT
, shane bauer and josh fattal. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding led to our detention and prolonged imprisonment. shane, josh and had i no knowledge of our proximity to the iran/iraq border when we were hiking at a water fall, a popular tourist site frequented by local families in iraqi -- >> cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is there in new york where that press conference took place a short time ago. sarah shourd did not take questions but the mothers of shane and josh did. >> that's right. and i think that we actually learned a little bit more from the statement that certainly than sarah showered said testifies in oman. we did learn additional information we didn't previously, having her in her own words describe what happened to them for a bit about what happened when they were taken into custody by the iranians. but joining us now, cindy hick choice is the mother of shane bauer th
CNN
Sep 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
life and the life of my fiance shane bauer and my dear friend josh fattal during the past months. it would be a pleasure to return to oman, and it is my deepest, deepest hope i will be able to show shane and josh the grand mosque soon, one of the most peaceful and powerful places of worship i've ever seen. i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the chance to stand by the ocean listening to the waves. i think the good, hospitable people of oman and thank you for your support and ask you to please, please extend your prayers to my fiance shane and my friend josh. they will soon be free. thank you. >> american hiker sarah shourd there in oman speaking after her release in iran. there are two other american hikers still held in tehran. we'll try to get an update on their situation. a reporter will join us live later on. >>> in the meantime in this country, bp's broken well in the gulf of mexico is about to be permanently sealed. today bp officials pumped cement into the bottom of the well. once cement is set, a final pressure test will be conducted. if
CNN
Sep 18, 2010 11:00am EDT
, shane bauer. the two got engaged while she was in prison there and josh fattal. the other friend. these three hikers. you know the story and know it well. they were taken by iran after they accidentally crossed into the border. she was allowed to leave on $500,000 in bail as she also had some medical issues sha she needed to get out of there. as a humanitarian gesture, they let her go, for $500,000 in bail. she now is on her way home, back to the u.s., should be here at some point at the end of the day today. if not, some sometime early tomorrow morning. don't know when the flight is going to arrive. we do know they have already set up a press conference for tomorrow. again, there she was, sarah shourd, on her way back home after her year-long ordeal but still kept the names josh fa tall and shane bauer, the two, one of her fiancee, shane, still in captivity, keeping the attention and prayers for them right now. >>> we will move on at 34 minutes past the hour. we have to tell you about the chilean minors. a new bore hole has reached the 33, that have been trapped. much more work
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
thanks to the government and religious leaders of iran. >> she claims she and her friends shane bauer and josh fattal crossed the border into iraq were jailed. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing. >> she returned to new york for the united nations general assembly. he said americans should release eight iranians held here in response to iran's release of shourd. >> i believe it would not be misplaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian jess -- gesture to release the iranians. >> the release of the other two americans in iran have requested a meeting with iran's president. >> sarah shourd was released due to medical conditions. emily schmidt, washington. >>> a new video clip shows o'donnell admitting to what she calls dabbling in witchcraft. it is from the show "politically incorrect." >> i dabbled in witchcraft. i am not making this stuff up. >> wait, wait, wait. i want to hear about this. >> one of my first days as a witch was on a satanic atar and i didn't know it. >> this morning she is making light of those comments, she said
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
spying charges against the two americans still in prison. and another are still there, shane bauer and josh fattal. >>> a new round of violence broke out across the is really border. israeli warplanes fired back -- across the israeli border. >>> throwing a customer out. the developments in that case today. >>> new problems at arlington national cemetery. " >>> is he a civilized icon not? >>> and i am of rye and at the belfort furniture think about the internet. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will guide the internet into the future... to protect users, and reward innovators, for years to come. we support a fair and open internet - affordable and accessible to everyone. transparent networks, managed in ways that are clear to all users. we support the fcc's plan to bring high-speed internet to everyone in america by 2020. and we are committed to keeping the internet working, as the economic engine that's creating jobs now. working together, investing, keeping
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 2:35am EDT
release the two remaining hikers, josh fattal and shane bauer. >>> the u.s. troop surge in afghanistan has now reached its peak. some of those troops are supposed to come home next summer. but is that realistic? martha raddatz visited the top u.s. commander in afghanistan in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two-plus months here. >> are you interdicting with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progress in this increasingly bloody war. >> it's very difficult and sometimes seeming to be as slow as watching grass grow or paint dry. but nonetheless, progress. >> reporter: there have been improvements in the afghan security forces and petraeus says there have been a few places where the taliban has lost momentum. a few. >> our soldiers, your police and you will all be fighting. >> reporter: this small outpost we visited is called jagata. it's been hammered by the enemy so often, the soldiers call it jagota get out of here. >> we took 42 rockets, 16 mortars. >> reporter: in fact, while
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
judiciary says the two other hikers josh fattal and shane bauer will have their detention extended by two months. that's the latest. >>> we have new video taken just seconds after that san bruno blast. this from a gas station surveillance video that shows the huge fireball erupting down the street. at one point a woman is holding what appears to be a small child. she is running away from the flames. another store security camera captures these images as the explosion roars through the neighborhood. customers and workers at lunardi's supermarket appear stunned by the sound. it happened just blocks away. some hit the ground. others run for the doors. one man even loses his footing as you see there and he scrambles to get out of the building. >>> the national transportation safety board is heading up the investigation into the explosion. and it says it's now focusing on documents relate to the pipeline that blew up. anne makovec is in san bruno explaining what cbs 5 has learned about the pipeline problems. good morning. >>> reporter: so many questions about what led up to this explosion. som
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm PDT
under these circumstances. sarah shourd, held for 14 months along with friends shane bauer and josh fattal, will be freed in the coming days due to a serious medical condition, which her family says involves the discovery of a lump on her breast. she already has a preexisting condition related to cancer. in a statement today, the mothers of the three hikers said, "we hope and pray that the reports are true and this signals the end of all three of our children's long and difficult detention." their detention has become entangled in the wider standoff between the u.s. and iran. iran accuses them of spying. their families say they were just hiking in the mountains near the iran/iraq border. >> we've seen the islamic republic use their prisoners as political collateral before. they are obviously incredibly savvy when it comes to the media and the pr game. the worse thing that could happen to them would be that something would happen to sarah inside of that prison. >> reporter: there's no immediate sign bauer and fattal will be released. but tonight their lawyer told us he's hopeful. doe
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 7:00pm EDT
rerelease of shane bauer and josh fattal, both 28 years old. >> i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it's done for me and my first priority is to help my fiance shane bauer and my friend josh fattal to gain their freedom because they don't deservto be in prison anymore. >> reporter: tonight in new york, josh's mother laura fattal. >> i'm very happy but it was very bittersweet because i want to have that same happiness and i know cindy does, too, and we want josh and shane home as soon as possible. >> reporter: last january, shane and sarah became engaged in the prison yard during the one hour a day she wasn't in solitary confinement. the ring? some string he pulled together and tied into a knot. now, they're separated again. as she was swept from prison to a sleek private jet owned by the govement of oman. did the wealthy gulf ste pay the half a million dollar bail iran was demanding which the u.s. refused to pay? >> you're asking if money has changed hands and the short answer is we don't know. >> reporter: tonight, iran said that it released sarah shourd on compassionate g
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm PDT
release of the two other berkeley grads, shane bauer and josh fattal. the three were arrested while hiking along the border between iran an iraq. they were charged with spying. the iranian government isn't considering the immediate release of josh fattal or shane bauer. >>> next a new slant on parking. >> there might be some fender bend, initially. >> the change in store for some bay area drivers. >>> the munchies, you know, are certainly probably going to be a part of the experience. >> no puffing here. the dessert some are now turning to, to get high. >>> okay, so it's the talk of the town. the day the rain returned to the bay area. we'll pinpoint that day, it's all coming up as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,, ,, get any phone free only at verizon when you buy the hot new samsung fascinate with its super amoled screen. get a free samsung intensity, a free blackberry bold or any other phone in our lineup. don't miss out. offer ends soon. buy a samsung fascinate and any other phone is free. only at verizon. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
iran's president to release her fan say, shane bauer, and her friend, josh fattal. the iranian leader is in new york to speak to the united nations general assembly. >>> the leader of a california religious secretary is undergoing a mental evaluation after she and her followers were found praying in a park. police say the group disappeared saturday and family members contacted authorities fearing the group might be planning a mass suicide. >>> a virginia woman is set to be sentenced to death this thursday. if the supreme court does not intervene, teresa lewis will be the first woman put to death? 100 years. her supporters say she found faith in prison and has repented. >> the death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst. theresa is not anywhere to close to that. >> i can say teresa lewis is as evil a person as i have ever met. >> bob mcdonnell said he found no compelling roon reason to stop the execution. >>> a leesburg man, steven combs lafleur, charged with killing his wife. police arrived to their house and found his wife suffering from injuries she later died from at the s
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
diplomatic deal and may have covered her $500,000 bail. iran is still holding shane bauer and josh fattal behind bars. shourd's mother will share the ordeal on the "today" show later here. >>> she is pleading for the release of shane bauer and josh fattal. >> i'm very happy, but it was very bittersweet because i want to have that same happiness and i know cindy does too. we want josh and shane home as soon as possible. >> the two were charged with espionage and will be forced to stand trial. we'll have a live interview with the state department coming up at 6:15. >>> blowing the whistle on pg&e. before the deadly gas line explosion in san bruno, a pg&e employee came forward with safety violation claims against the company. this morning we have new information about the man behind those allegations. today in the bay's bob redell is live in san bruno this morning. bob, the employee is now suing the company for what he believes is an attempt at a cover-up. >> reporter: this whistleblower has never worked on the gas pipeline that exploded here in san bruno, but mike wiseman, that's his
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
. sarah shourd released from prison. josh fattal and shane bauer are still in prison. we don't have any more news about them. we continue to watch this. we have news crews waiting to feed us tape the minute someone knows where she is. >> hij news. hopefully it will pan out here in the coming hours. >> opening statements begin this morning in the trial of a man accused of killing angels rookie nick adenhart in a drunk driving crash. it will begin in more than two hours in orange county superior court. andrew gallow pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the hit-and-run. the 22-year-old adenhart hours after pitching six scoreless innings in the season debut with the los angeles angels. two of his friends also died in the crash. >>> the nfl is looking into a report that new york jets players and coaches harassed a female sports reporter. she worked for azteca in mexico and a coach threw passes in her direction so players could get close to her. she said they made inappropriate comments. we talked to meredith i havary and the association for women in sports media have not called for
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 3:05am EDT
to new york next week for the u.n. general assembly. >> while josh fattal and shane bauer face uncertain situations, their companion sarah shourd is facing her freedom. >> reporter: for sarah shourd, 14 months and two birthdays behind bars ended with a joyful reunion with her mother. she left the tehran prison where she'd been held in solitary confinement for the spotlight and a flight to the persian gulf nation of oman. >> every innocent person in prison deserves the same support that i've received. but i am very humbled. the more i learn about what people have done for me, what governments have done for me, the more i feel humbled. >> reporter: she was freed for health reasons after discovering a lump in her breast. but not until $500,000 in bail was paid which officials insist did not come from the u.s. government. she's leaving behind fellow americans josh fattal and shane bauer, who became her fiance in prison. shourd's mother said in a statement, i'm going to make sure now she gets the care and attention she needs, adding, i can only imagine how bittersweet her freedom mu
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
was greeted by her mother. shane bauer and josh fattal are still in iran. their mothers had message for iran. >> please, please release josh and shane. now we can just say josh and shane, sarah is home, but president ahmadinejad is coming to the united states for the u.n. general assembly, we welcome him to the united states and again as we are glad here, but this year with even more urgency, we say please bring josh fattal and shane bauer home to the united states and to us, their mothers. >> their mothers also said they're anxious to speak with sar shourd for any information they can give them. >>> christine o'donnell stunned mike castle. charlie rangel won his primary despite ethics charges. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton say israel and the palestinians are, quote, getting down to business on key issues in the latest round of peace talks there. >>> police in afghanistan used live ammunition to break us protests against america. the protests are a lingering reaction to a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran, even though he has called that off. >>> and the miners
CNN
Sep 19, 2010 3:00pm EDT
until shane bauer and josh fattal are also released. she also took the opportunity to say that they, meaning shane and josh, showed nothing but joy upon her release and took the opportunity to explain while they are in new york, back in new york after making their journey -- we understand they are asking some questions there of the mothers. let's try and listen in. >> some prisoners here in the united states exchanged for the freedom of your sons? >> we are mothers. we are not politicians. and we are just very, very eager, clearly, to have our children returned to us. we are not involved with the politics between nations. >> susan, susan -- susan candy on they from cnn. with president ahmadinejad in new york this week, are there any plans to try to meet with him or hold any kind of vigils or demonstrations outside the u.s.? >> we have asked for a meeting. requested a meeting with president ahmadinejad and we're hoping we get one. we haven't heard any news about that yet. but we're very hopeful. >> we'll both answer. we are both mothers. that hope is undying for us. it doesn't stop.
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
freedom is for her leaving shane and josh behind. she was hiking with josh fattal and shane bauer near the iraq/iran border. they remain in custody. ali arouzi is there right now. do you know what is in store for josh and shane? >> we got a report from the judiciary that their custody will be extended by two months. that may seem ominous, but that's the first time the authorities put a time frame on their jail time. they never said how long they will keep them for. they never formally charged them. today the chief prosecutor said they will be in custody for another two months and then they will review their case. there could be a possible release for them, but then again in two months they could face a trial. >> shane and josh's family actually joined sarah shourd's family in releasing a statement, they say shane and josh deserve to come home, too. that iran has no grounds to deprive them of their liberty a moment longer in this case of sarah shourd, iran described it as bail. will she ever have to go back and face a trial in iran? >> well, by the clause of a bail, yes. a lot of people her
FOX News
Sep 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
said clearly that josh fattal and shane bauer will be tried as spies. sarah shourd even if she is released would also have to be tried as a spy. it's likely she would be tried in absenshyia because she went come back to iran but remember as you said, shane bauer is her fiance and josh fattal is her good. what happens to them punishment wise if she decides not to come back. the penalty for spying is death. for context, we should know that roxanna saveri, the american journalist was sentenced to eight years for spying in iran. she was released quickly after she was sentenced. >> shepard: trace gallagher live in los angeles. there is other trouble now with iran, as chief united nations nuclear inspector warns that iran is not cooperating with the staffers. that means the united nations cannot confirm whether the nuclear activities are peaceful as iranian activities claimed. western analysts warned that iran could be trying to build a nuclear bomb. at home tonight, president obama claims he is in a wrestling match with g.o.p. leaders in congress over the taxes. tonight there are new q
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 4:00pm EDT
woman after flying from iran on a private jet owned by the government of an. her fiance, shane bauer and their friend josh fattal remain in prison and they will be tried on charge of espionage despite their claims that theyere innocent hikers crossing an unmarked border more than a year ago. >> i feel myself, i have a huge debt to refaye world for what it has done for me. may first priority is to help my fiance shane bauer and my friend josh fattal to gain their freedom. they don't deserve to be in prison anymore. >> the u.s. government is challenging iran's president to release the two men. in fact, he gave crowley, the state department skesman, has tweeted a challenge to president mahmoud ahmadinejad to bring the men to new york when he comes to the assembly next week. ahmadinejad is planning to come to new york and deliver a major sech to the under general assembly that challenge on social media, tweeted by the state department spokesman is the latest tit for tat between the united states and iran. back to you. >>> news4 at 4:00 is just getting started. we've got a consumer alert for
FOX
Sep 19, 2010 10:00pm EDT
shourd's fiancee shane bauer and friend josh fattal remain imprisoned in tehran. >> we've committed no crimes and we are not spies. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton ahead of week long talks with the united nations said iran should let bauer and fattal go in what would be viewed as a major concession by iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. great relief. i was so pleased that this young woman was able to come home. i want the other two young americans, josh and shane, to come home as well. >> reporter: prior to taking part in the u.n. discussions ahmadinejad called shourd's release a humanitarian gesture countering saying the u.s. continues to hold iranian political prisoners captive and should also be willing to make concessions of their own. >> it would not be misplaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained here in the united states. >> reporter: the hikers were charged with spying in july of 2009 after they say they accidentally strayed into iran. u.s. officials and their fam
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
that she hoped to convince mahmoud ahmadinejad release her fiance, shane bauer, and their friend, josh fattal, who are still being held. all three americans were arresd about 15 months ago while hiking in northern iraq. shourd said they were in a tourist area. >> it is not a war zone. we were guided by the hotel manager to go to this place. and the border was completely unmarked. we men no harm to the iranian people or the government. we committed no crime. >> iran has said shane bauer and josh fattal will stand trial on espionage charges. sarah shourd said theare not spies. late today she said she was grateful for the chance to personally tell her story to the iranian president. >>> the comedian stephen colbert was on capitol hill to talk about farm labor and immigration. he testified before a hoe subcommittee about the plight of migrant workers. >> the comedian took list act to capitol hill for a hearing on immigration. swarmed by media, he barely sat down when one of the congressmen tried to kick him out for attracting too much attention and detracking from theirwork. >> i'm n
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
returned to the united states. shourd with her fiance, shane bauer and josh fattal were arrest in 2009. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crimes and we are not spies. >> iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, who is in new york for the united nations general assembly described shouted's release as -- shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. >> the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case has complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.s. security council imposed its toughest sanctions on the country. ahmadinejad has down played the impact. >> we take sanctions seriously but taking it seriously is different than believing they are effective. >> reporter: the iranian president is expected to spark protests. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the u.n. general assembly thursday. >>> the u.n. is asking world leaders to send more financial relief aid to pakistan. the plea comes two days after the u.n. made t
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 4:00am EDT
bauer crossed the border. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. >> reporter: as shourd returned to the u.s., so did iran's president, in new york for the annual united nations general assembly. he told abc's "this week" americans should release iranians here's. >> translator: so i believe it would not be mistake to ask at that u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians. >> reporter: the families of the other two americans still in iran have now requested a meeting with ahmadinejad. >> we're hoping that we get one. >> reporter: so far, there is no word on whether iran's president is open to the idea. sarah shourd was released on $500,000 bail because of medical concerns but she says doctors have looked at her and determined that she is physically okay. rob? >> any chance of that meeting between president ahmadinejad and the mothers will take place this week? >> reporter: they did tell abc news if they had a chance to talk them would be warmly but directly. their biggest concerns are that their sons become bargaining
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
. shourd, along with her fiance, shane bauer and friend josh fattal were arrested in 2009 after being accused of illegally crossing the iraq/iran border. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad who is also in new york for the united nations general assembly, described shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. he called on the u.s. to respond by releasing eight iranians he says are being held illegally. >> translator: the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case further complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were already strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.n. security council imposed its toughest sanctions yet on the country. but ahmadinejad has downplayed the impact. >> translator: we do take take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. >> reporter: the iranian president is expected to face strong opposit
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm PDT
fattal and shane bauer appeared on cbs's "the early show" today. >> and i was very happy to hear that josh and shane could say goodbye to sarah and that's a relief because they know that she's free and i'm sure they feel wonderful about that. but it is again their turn, their turn to taste freedom. >> the mothers of bauer and fattal say that shourd's release boosts their hopes that iran may be willing to negotiate the release of their sons. >>> election upsets, coming up, the stunning wins in some key primary races. and every alcoholic drink you order is a step closer to costing more. how much more? we are going to tell you. >>> and how a special delivery brings pride and joy, 2300 feet underground. >>> we're starting to see some of clearing across the bay area. clouds starting to move back to the coast and sunshine starting to peek through. what about today's highs? they will be slightly warmer. we'll take a look at your afternoon highs and your weekend forecast coming up. ,,,,,, [ male announcer ] barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in cal
KOFY
Sep 14, 2010 11:30am PDT
. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she >> trave companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all te famils are relieved and overjoyed sar has been releas. we're heartbrok shane and josh have been denied their freedom for no just cause. they were capturedn july 2009 after crossing the border in northern iraq and iran. iran accused them of spying and illegally enterin the country. fair families insist they were just hiking and crossed the border accident thereby. her mother says shour has a precancerous condition. no word when she will be back on american soil but soon. >> the white house released a statemnt. while she has been released the two remain prisoners. we main hopeful iran will demonstrate the new compassion by insung shane, josh and all other detained americans in iran. iran said that the half a milln bail had to be paid in cash. no word o made that payment. >> jenelle, thanks very much. dozens of list and firighters remain on th scene today after last thursday's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. they're looking for a cause and polic
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 11:00am PDT
wants to. >> travel companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all the families are relieved and overjoyed sarah has been released. we're heartbroken shane and josh have been denied their freedom for no just cause. they were captured in july 2009 after crossing the border in northern iraq and iran. iran accused them of spying and illegally entering the country. fair families insist they were just hiking and crossed the border accident thereby. her mother says shourd has a precancerous condition. no word when she will be back on american soil but soon. >> the white house released a statement. while she has been released the two remain prisoners. we main hopeful iran will demonstrate the new compassion by insuring shane, josh and all other detained americans in iran. iran said that the half a million bail had to be paid in cash. no word who made that payment. >> jenelle, thanks very much. dozens of list and firefighters remain on the scene today after last thursday's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. they're looking for a cause and police are providing security.
NBC
Sep 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
josh. that they will soon be free. >> reporter: iranian officials have said shane bauer and josh fattal, arrested with shourd back in july of 2009 for allegedly crossing illegally from iraq into iran will face trial for spying. the americans claim they were just hiking. in tehran last week, andrea mitchell asked iran's president what evidence exists of spying. >> i think we should let the judge and the court decide about the case. >> reporter: he said on state-run television that the united states should now release several iranians being held in america, and has listed 11 people. >> translator: we hope that our dear iranians who are in prison there will be reunited with their families. >> reporter: meanwhile, shourd flies to the u.s. with her companions bauer and fattal still very much on her mind. >> it is my deepest, deepest hope that i will be able to show shane and josh the grand mosque soon, one of the most peaceful and powerful places of worship i have ever seen. >> reporter: her first stop in the united states will be here in new york tomorrow. a visit with a purpose. lea
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 6:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: when she left iran last week, she left behind her fiance, shane bauer and her friend josh fattal. the three were detained on the iran,-rare border, charged with spying. >> it's time to clear up the misunderstanding that lead to our imprisonment. >> reporter: shourd used the new york news conference to explain she and bauer had jobs in syria and went hiking with fat tall to a popular iraq waterfall. >> we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: the iranian president arrived in new york on sunday to attend the u.n. general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad said releasing shourd was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained. >> reporter: the mothers of bauer and fatal wouldn't comment on that but requested a meeting with the iranian president to appeal for their sons' freedom. >> i love him so much. i want him home for his father, brother, grandparents. >> reporter: they say with shourd in their arms, they are redoubling their efforts to bring ba
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm PDT
serious medical condition. the two other americans, shane bauer and josh fattal are still behind bars. analysts say the conflicting reports leading to shourd's release could mean the iranian government is divided over what to do with the jailed americans. >>> in san francisco no sign of a muni worker sickout today. flyers were circulated in recent weeks calling on drivers to stage a four-day sickout starting today. however, a muni spokesman thinks the threat was, quote, just a rumor. a union leader says he thinks it's a hoax. the union did not sanction any sickout but concedes its members are unhappy about new work rules. >>> san jose councilmembers could decide today on how they want high-speed rail to go through the city's downtown. as kcbs radio's matt bigler reports, it's a matter of going under or above ground. >> reporter: here in san jose the city council is expected to endorse one of two options for high-speed rail, the first is an underground option. it would be out of the way, not interfere with roads and buildings. somewhat passenger. but it would be five times more expensi
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
today only one-third free. >> reporter: iran is preparing to try her fiance shane bauer and their hiking companion josh fattal, 13 months after the three were arrested near the iran/iraq border. >> we committed no crime, and we are not spies. >> reporter: reading a prepared statement, shourd thanked the religious and political leaders in iran for her release. >> the only thing that enabled me to cross the gulf from prison to freedom alone was the knowledge that shane and josh wanted, with all their hearts, for my suffering to end. >> reporter: and for their mothers, the vigil continues. >> i love him so much, and i want you home for his father, for his brother, for his grandparents. >> reporter: they are hoping to meet with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, in new york for meetings with the general assembly. he hints a prisoner exchange may be possible. >> translator: so i believe that it would not be displaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: one family reunited, while two others hold out hope. brian moore, nbc news, washington
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 4:00am PDT
only are there charges of espionage against the two men, the two male hikers, shane bauer and 28-year-old josh fattal, that these two men will charged with espionage ands forred to face trial. very bad news indeed tonight. back to you. >> now a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> shocking video from new jersey where a caregiver is behind bar after she was seen on tape allegedly abusing her 91-year-old patient. the caregiver faces multiple charges, all of which she denies. >>> in louisiana, new videotape was released of a hit and run driver whose offense was caught on walmart security camera. now, the driver approaches a crosswalk and mows down a 60-year-old woman who bravely pushes her daughter out of the way. seconds later the driver clips another shopper before driving away. officials found the vehicle abandoned but are still looking for the suspect. the woman is still in the hospital with severe head injuries. >>> a california woman got a scare when a 3-feet snake coiled around a pole in the wall. bit him while he slept. the snake has been removed. it wa
KOFY
Sep 20, 2010 11:30am PDT
appeal for the release of their sons, shane bauer and josh fattal who have been held 13 months after being accused of crossing illegally into iran. >> just showing the very, very human face of a mother wanting her son home. and were two mothers faces with two sons in prison. >> both mothers are hoping the iranian authorities will show the same compassion sarashourd experienced las week. >> my disappotment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> standing firm that none of the three were spies, she spoke guardedly about her two companions thanking iranian leaders careful not to put their chances for freedom at risk. >> my gratitudeoes to president mahmoud ahmadinejad for my compaionate release for detention. >> he said the men did violate the law. >> at the end of the day there' a law that determines who stays in prison and wh does not. >> not comforting words for the two mothers or for sarah shourd. >> is it safe to eat? coming up, a genetically altered fish that may be swimming on to your dinner table. an unwelcome vi
CBS
Sep 18, 2010 6:00pm PDT
she was arrested with last year, her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal, all three aciewldzed of spying in july of 2009 after iran claimed they crossed the border. >> these two young men have been held without cause now... >> reporter: secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says she's continuing diplomat negotiations for their freedom through third parties. >> it would be a very significant humanitarian gesture for the iranians to release th them. >> reporter: but on iranian tv, president mahmoud ahmadinejad called on america to offer the olive branch. he wants the release of 11 iranians he claims are being held captive by the u.s. shourd made no mention of her yearlong ordeal inside tehran's notorious evin prison. she chose, instead, to talk about the future. >> it would be a pleasure to return to oman, and it is my deep the, deep the hope that i will be able to show shane and josh the grand mosque soon, one of the most peaceful and powerful places of worship i have ever seen. >> reporter: shourd will have a news conference tomorrow here in new york. her support
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